There are dozens of jewelry-making techniques that you can master and incorporate in your designs. Among the common jewelry-making techs are simple like wire cutting, crimping beads, stringing, etc. If you’re already familiar with basic jewelry-making skills and have already mastered it—then you might be interested to try out something new and challenging. Listed below are intermediate-to-expert levels of jewelry-making crafts that you might want to check out.
For those who love metal jewelry, you may want to delve into metalsmithing. This crafting technique is basically altering metal by melting, cutting, and/or shaping it until you have your desired design. There are jewelry classes available for metalsmithing and even online tutorials, so be sure to check those out!
2. Mixed Media
Mixed media jewelry is more on the combination of different components. This jewelry-making technique takes on the core concept of making countless designs by mixing two more distinct materials or components like pairing leather with metal, and even combining two different jewelry altogether.
This is more of a hardcore jewelry-crafting technique since it has a bit of danger involved. You see, soldering is the process of combining tow metals together with the use of a torch or in this case—a mini torch. Some of you might be discouraged to try this because it’s a bit hassle. For those who really want to do soldering, just be careful by making sure you don’t have any flammable objects near you when soldering your jewelry.
4. Metal clay
Metal clay makes use of…clay. However, it’s not just any clay; it’s specialized with popular metals like gold, silver, and even platinum—depending on which metal clay you purchased. The concept is simple; you shape the clay according to what design you want, let it dry, and then heat the clay with a gas torch or even a gas stove. What’s make this appealing to designers is that you can put incredible detail to your jewel since the clay can easily be designed or modified.